SCAM ALERT: IRS warns of 2014 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams

wanted posterThis Dirty Dozen is no band of renegade outlaws, just the IRS’s collection of the most common taxpayer scams:

  1. Identity Theft
  2. Phone Scams
  3. Phishing
  4. False Promises of “Free” Money due to Overinflated Tax Returns
  5. Return Preparer Fraud
  6. Hiding Income Offshore
  7. Impersonation of Charitable Organizations
  8. False Income, Expenses or Exemptions
  9. Frivolous Arguments
  10. Falsely Claiming Zero Wages or Using False Form 1099
  11. Abusive Tax Structures
  12. Misuse of Trusts

More information on these and other IRS scams can be found here.  Always work with a trusted, ethical tax preparer to avoid the Dirty Dozen and ensure you never end up on the IRS’s Most Wanted list!